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Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Romantic Whites of Autumn

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 One of my favorite things ever is old white embossed china. I look for it all the time. I usually find it only one piece at a time here and there in a forlorn pile somewhere. The older the better. I love it in all shades. I was lucky enough to find a few dinner plates in a nice shop recently. These are Rose Point by Pope Gosser. So soulful. I was happy to pay a real price for them since they hardly ever show up in good enough condition in sets. ($10.00 each.) As it is, these also have a few minor dings.
 
 
 
 
 
Even white comes in the hues of the season. Luscious ivory's and creams have a warmth that matches the moods of fall. 
 
 
 
 

I was also excited to find this gorgeous victorian lace top on my recent travels. It was the only thing that came home with me. 
 
 
 
 
 
 I would be content just to enjoy it on a hanger, but it will be a good fit for the little girls when they visit and play dress up. I love every sumptuous detail! It looks like Irish lace to me. What do you think?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 One of the cozy nursery bears is modeling a darling pinafore I found in an out of the way thrift shop for four dollars. Vintage doll clothes in white are another item I always have my radar set for. There are closeup details of it further on in this post.
 
 
 
 
I have shown this vintage gown on the blog before. Don't you love pretty eyelet hems?
 
 
 
 
 
 The bears love dressing up too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 Crepey dried white roses have such romance, and seem to sigh of a season now past. . .
 
 
 
 
 
. . . as autumn light plays with us at the windows. 
 
 
 
 






 



 
 







 


 
  










 
 
Are you warming up to the romance of fall too?
We're off for a walk in the woods this afternoon!
I hope your day is lovely too. . .
 
 
Jacqueline 
 
 
 
 
 
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31 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful winter whites! I love the plates!

Maggie Ann said...

Such beautiful things...and yes, I too think that is Irish Lace...what a find!!! Love getting to see that.

SizzleandZoom said...

You find the most amazing beautiful things and then you photograph them beautifully.

Entertaining Women said...


I also have an affinity for white embossed plates. Lovely post. My new granddaughter would love to play in that glorious lace some day. Cherry Kay

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline: It all looks so beautiful. Just like melted vanilla ice cream. The white dishes are wonderful. I'm off now to make white bean and rosemary soup, to be eaten out of white bowls, but none as pretty as yours..Happy Thursday..Judy

Bente said...

Beautiful photos. Love that lacetop. The little bear is so cute.

Hugs

Kristen {Ella Claire} said...

So lovely! Makes me want to come over and play dress up!

Carol said...

Always love your whites! And these were no exception. Beautiful!

Victorian1885 said...

I love visiting your Blog! The Victorian Lace top is a great find and the Bear is so adorable too! Have a wonderful weekend.

Wanda

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful pictures Jacqueline. I hope you enjoyed your walk in he woods. It was a gorgeous day here and a friend and I walked around the historic area of our nearby city. We took lots of pics.

Micupoftea~ said...

Such romance! Love the photos :)

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Jacqueline! What a pretty white post. Love the Victorian lace top. I hope you had a nice walk in the woods! Gina

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

This is such a pretty mix of all the warm whites. Your newest find is a beautiful piece.

KarenSue Farash said...

Beautiful pictures!

lvroftiques said...

How soft romantic and beautiful! I have no idea if the Victorian blouse is Irish lace (You know much more about lace than I do *winks*) but it certainly is wonderful!! Love everything! Vanna.....Ih and I pinned ya...Hope you don't mind?

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful post--everything looks so pretty and I love the color scheme. Are those roses paper? I would love to get some like that!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I see now that those roses are dried--they turned out gorgeous!

collarcitybrownstone said...

I love the dried crepey white roses. I am going to start looking for them too. I also love the plates. I love pretty feminine plates but I had to put a screeching halt on buying them because I have so much of them already.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Jacqueline. This is such a gorgeous post. Love your plates - I am with you - the old white plates are most definitely worth collecting - the lace top is exquisite - beautiful find. I love the color of the faded rose - it does speak of the season past...beautiful vignette. I hope you have a marvelous weekend,
Kathy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

embossed china and lace...oh my! does it get any more romantic than that?!!! love it all..soooooo uplifting on a rainy New England day. merci! ;)

Cynthia said...

Love these pictures. The lace top, white plates and that darling little bear are great pictures.

Cynthia

Haworth said...

Such lovely, romantic images of early Autumn, Claudia. Your embossed white plates are so beautiful, and will be so easy to use in nearly any setting. I found a set of creamy white embossed ironstone one year and I love using it on its own or mixing it up with other colors. (My bears like to play dress up, too! And many of them have to wear spectacles.... eye problems...) Wishing you a lovely and restful first weekend of Fall!

Haworth said...

ACK!?!?!? I said Claudia but meant Jacqueline. Good lord. I need more sleeeeeeeeeeep. Please forgive me! *crossing eyes* Once again I try to multi task when its a well-known fact of life that I can barely uni-task....

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Such a romantic post Jacqueline,
I love the top.. sure is very pretty.
Miss teddy looks very happy in her starched whites.
You are lucky to find the bargains that you do.
love the pettycoat.
val

Cindy said...

Ahhh, that lace is wonderful. The beautiful creams and whites and the crepey white rose together with the crystal chandy are such a delicious combination....

Cindy

Heaven's Walk said...

What a calming, serene post, Jacqueline. :) I love the way you combine various shades of white. Your dried roses look so beautiful, too! How did you keep them from turning brown?

xoxo laurie

Bella said...

I was so smitten with that lace top (which is amazing, I have a collar in a similar pattern) then you said those were dry roses, I honestly thought they were crepe paper or coffee filter. So big so white (why do my white roses dry brown?). All so lovely and the dishes, yummy...
Hugs..

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a beautiful post, Jacqueline. Love the roses, the plates, and the lace top! My white roses always dry brown. What's your secret? Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This is my kind of Autumn!

Sherry said...

Oh, my word! Where do you find these treasures! I never thought of searching out vintage white doll clothes! Now I have to put something new on my list! Love the dishes and the Irish Lace too! Thank you for joining me at HSH!
Sherry

Jade said...

Soooooooo beautiful and sooooooo romantic!!! Have a wonderful weekend,

Jade

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